An Emotional Container Garden Origin Story (Recipe Included)

An Emotional Container Garden Origin Story (Recipe Included)

Do you want to hear a little behind the scenes story? I created this container garden for the Summer 2015…

The Blogs I Read

The Blogs I Read

What ever happened to the blogger’s blog roll?  Let’s bring it back!  Here is mine: A Pair & A Spare…

Diary #1

Diary #1

The last couple of years have been a struggle (career-wise).  I’ve felt like I can’t get clarity on things I…

Editor’s Letter #6

Editor’s Letter #6

Dear Readers,

Sometimes new beginnings come in fits and starts. I always wish for a spring that slowly wakes up. The earliest bloomers warm me up for a move into flushes of …

What Drives You?

What Drives You?

Are you hitting the road for the holidays? I am not – but I love a good epic holiday road…

The Creature In The Mailbox

The Creature In The Mailbox

Something is alive in the mailbox. A few months back the door of the mailbox rusted to the point that…

Word Diets and Pink Polka Dot Geraniums

Word Diets and Pink Polka Dot Geraniums

I’m on a word diet.  It’s just like Atkins, but instead of eating steaks slathered in butter, I have to…

Change Is In The Air

Change Is In The Air

After a summer of serious contemplation and consideration, I have so much to share with you that I hardly know where…

A Tale of A Highly Enabling Handheld Blower

A Tale of A Highly Enabling Handheld Blower

School starts Wednesday and I am loosing my summer help.  ‘The help’ (a.k.a. my children) have been “working” for me…

Spring is Here! (I think)

Spring is Here! (I think)

I’ve got big plans this spring (I know I am speaking as if it is still coming – when in…

Purging for Sanity’s Sake

Purging for Sanity’s Sake

My front hall is hardly passable. I am purging. There are bags of clothes, nests of  tangled cables from long…

The Spring 2016 Issue

The Spring 2016 Issue

I’ve got cause to celebrate – the Spring 2016 issue of PITH + VIGOR is shipping next week! Seriously, we made…

It Was Bitter Cold in NYC

It Was Bitter Cold in NYC

I spent the weekend in New York City, a last-minute trip I planned on Friday after Kate, Anne-Marie and I…

I Have an Idea for Failing Glasshouse Owners – Re-Pave

I Have an Idea for Failing Glasshouse Owners – Re-Pave

Between where I live and the actual city of Boston, there is an area that was, historically, a huge growing…

The January Garden (With A New Camera)

The January Garden (With A New Camera)

    But despite this somewhat demoralizing set of facts, I am undoubtedly in the freshest, most ready, frame of…

Seasonal Song: Josh Ritter – Homecoming

Seasonal Song: Josh Ritter – Homecoming

Without my husband, the soundtrack of my life would either not exist or be filled solely with simplistic drivel that…

Personal Branding and Beautiful Spring Bulbs

Personal Branding and Beautiful Spring Bulbs

Jeff Bezos (that Amazon guy) defines your personal brand as the thing that people say about you when you aren’t…

Revelations About Running A Lifestyle Businesses

Revelations About Running A Lifestyle Businesses

You may have noted the appearance of a few different topic headers at the top of this web page.  They…

Autumn 2015 issue of Pith + Vigor Coming Soon! (Subscribe now!)

Autumn 2015 issue of Pith + Vigor Coming Soon! (Subscribe now!)

The next issue of Pith + Vigor will ship to subscribers the week of September 8th.  In order to get…

Je Persoonlijke Tuin – My book, In Dutch

Je Persoonlijke Tuin – My book, In Dutch

  Check this out – it’s my book – in Dutch.  I love all things Dutch – have I ever told…

PITH + VIGOR One Year Later – The State of the Paper

PITH + VIGOR One Year Later – The State of the Paper

It is so amazing to me that just one year ago this week, I launched (with great trepidation) the indiegogo…

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